2 Padres who've exceeded expectations through 50 games and 2 who've fallen short

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San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Padres third baseman Manny Machado has fallen short of expectations

You knew he'd be here. Manny Machado got the extension he'd been waiting for, and has failed to do much of anything since signing it.

Machado is off to one of, if not the worst starts of his career. He's slashed .254/.282/.372 with five home runs and 19 RBI through his first 40 games of the season. Simply put, that's unacceptable from the Padres superstar third baseman.

The offense has been rough all season long, but we've seen the stars have good moments. Xander Bogaerts carried the team for a good month before his recent struggles. After an awful April Juan Soto stepped up and has carried the team in the month of May. Even Fernando Tatis Jr. has had some big moments even if he's underwhelmed overall.

Machado on the other hand, has done virtually nothing all season long. He even came up small when the Padres needed him against the Dodgers, going hitless in his 11 at-bats in their most recent series in Los Angeles.

When Manny returns from the Injured List, the Padres need him to get going very quickly. The Padres will go nowhere if he doesn't play a big role.